Social Worker

Jan 08, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Social Worker

Posting Number: SRGV4805
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: College of Education and P-16 Integration / Human Development and School Services
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide social worker services to an assigned population in support with mental illness, chronic disease and appetitive drive disorder and their support network, helping them by providing integrated care to reduce harm, while also serving as a representative of the field of Social Work to students and the inter-professional team.

Description of Duties:
•Provides psychotherapeutic interventions that reduce harm to patients who experience mental illness, chronic medical illness, and an appetitive drive disorder (substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders etc.) including psychotherapy, care coordination, information and referral, and follow-up monitoring.

•Documents information accurately and timely in the electronic health record.

•Collaborates with patients, the inter-professional team and patient support systems in treatment planning and supports the patient in transitioning from the clinic to long-term care.

•Serves as a member of a diverse, inter-professional team and professional/graduate students and learners.

•Provides education on social services and public systems to professional/graduate students and learners.

•Trains and supervises graduate students in the fields of social work, counseling and psychology.

•Screens, assesses, and secures background information from patients and their families as part of the clinic new patient intake process.

•Documents information accurately and timely in the electronic medical record.

•Shares information obtained in patient and family interviews with physicians, nursing staff, and other clinic and community personnel as necessary for continuity of treatment.

•Engages in outreach and training activities with hospitals, mental health providers, social service providers, and other community partners.

•Initiates frequent contact with local and state agencies.

•Participates in program evaluation activities, including but not limited to data collection, grant reporting, patient satisfaction surveys, preparation and publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts, and other activities as needed.

•Performs related duties as required.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of all assigned staff.

Required Education:
Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:

• Current Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. • Preferred: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) certification issued by the Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program, a part of the Licensing and Certification Unit of the Department of State Health and Human Services.

Required Experience:
One (1) year of professional social work experience.

Preferred Experience:
Experience with severe mental illness (SMI) population and substance abuse.

Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usual office environment.


Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 12/11/2020
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 08/31/2021

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

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Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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